Friday night was County Fair Time for me and my hubby, Grant. We were expecting big crowds for the first weekend and went early. Admission prices were unexpectedly lowered, which was nice, and after passing through the gate we immediately proceeded to the Home Arts building to look for my entries. The first one I spotted was high on the side wall.
I was pleased to see a 3rd place award for my professionally quilted twin size quilt--pattern is Judy of Patchwork Times' June Mystery Quilt in 2010. I was disappointed that this quilt was not displayed fully as I spent all that time sewing on a hanging sleeve at the last minute.
Next we looked in the display areas for more.
On the opposite wall, my Modern Row Robin quilt also had a lucky Blue Ribbon! This quilt was entered as a group project, since four people worked on it. I had also expected this quilt to be fully displayed since I attached a hanging sleeve on this quilt as well.
More searching led us to a big display area with a very strange, huge quilt made of clothing on the back wall. I was not sure what was going on with the tire tracks, but spied another entry of mine on the right.
Honorable Mention for my patriotic tablerunner! Not sure why it was displayed vertically. We took another turn around the building to locate the last entry, only to find we had walked right past it earlier without seeing it.
A lovely 2nd place ribbon on the modern Flying Geese Baby Quilt. I received a ribbon on all 6 of my entries and feel very lucky. Many other guild members entered items and had wins as well, so we had a good showing from our Modern Guild.
My sister Kathy had already gone to the Fair on Wednesday's opening night to see how her entries did, but was strictly forbidden to tell me how mine did! I got these photos from her:
She also received Honorable Mention for her strawberry scones, which I love and can eat by the dozen! There was a lot to see and do at the County Fair, and I'll share some more finds on another post.